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Friday, 10 September 2010

AUTOGRAPH RECORDS (Ohio)



This AUTOGRAPH label was a subsidiary of the Marietta, Ohio based DIXIE label. The records were pressed by Associated Distributors, hence the AD prefixes, and distributed by the company too. BILLBOARD identified Buddy Starcher as both the A&R man, and the label owner. Although BILLBOARD noted the release (or impending release) of AUTOGRAPH 2003 in July 1947, it is not clear if AUTOGRAPH 2003 and 2004 were actually issued, as both records came out on the DIXIE label (115 and 116 respectively) .

AUTOGRAPH 2001
THE RANCH HANDS – HIL, HAL & BUCK
The Cross-Eyed Cowboy With The Low I.Q. (AD 1626)
(Etzi – Bressler) (No Publisher Noted)
Sweet Cactus Sue (AD 1629)
(Robbin White) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: AUTOGRAPH 2001 has notation on label “Arrangement by Nick Etzi”




AUTOGRAPH 2002
THE RANCH HANDS – HIL, HAL & BUCK
Wind Lullaby (AD 1627)
(Etzi – Bressler - Duffy) (No Publisher Noted)
Beef On The Hoof (AD 1628)
(Etzi – Bressler) (No Publisher Noted)

AUTOGRAPH 2002 BILLBOARD July 19th 1947
Note: AUTOGRAPH 2002 has notation on label “Arrangement by Nick Etzi”




AUTOGRAPH 2003
DOLPH HEWITT AND ALLSTAR ROUNDUP
I Love You As You Are
()
Peg ‘O My Heart
()

AUTOGRAPH 2003 BILLBOARD July 5th 1947

AUTOGRAPH 2004
DOLPH HEWITT AND ALLSTAR ROUNDUP
Sally’s Gone To Santa Fe (AD 1551)
(Blanchard) (No Publisher Noted)
I’m Mad About You (AD 1552)
(Starcher) (No Publisher Noted)

3 comments:

  1. Despite the Ohio connection, Hil, Hal & Buck was a California group and they were LA-area recordings. Hil was Hil Duffy, recently of Red Murrell's band and soon to join the Saddle Dusters; Hal was Hal Bressler, soon to change his performing name to Hal McCoy; Buck was Buck Page (real name, Don Duffy -- Hil's brother). These guys came from Pennsylvania and started out there as members of Sons Of THe Purple Sage, also working in New York Cityfor a while before heading West. Buck Page later claimed that the Sons Of The Purple Sage were actually called the Riders Of THe Purple Sage and that Foy Willing's group had grown out of it, but this is totally untrue. Different group, different name. Page, however, was much later the leader of the Riders of The Purple Sage for many years...

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  2. Well, whoever they were, "The Cross-eyed Cowboy with the Low IQ" is one of those songs that DEMANDS to be emailed to scads of people. I'm off to make my list. Thank you!

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  3. Don "Buck" Duffy's son Bud "Sean" Duffy was one of my best and dearest friends. They were exceptional guitarist and the next time you watch the reruns of “Bonanza” you will be hearing the talented guitar of Don Duffy playing the theme. Don also was on the sound track of several Elvis movies as well as other Hollywood productions. Sean was an incredible guitarist himself, one of the best I ever had the pleasure of working with. One night in a club on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, CA, we were performing as “The J.P. Sloane Show featuring the Sean Duffy Band,” my elder brother in the “Ma & Pa Kettle” movies—Richard Long—came and sat in with us just before he flew out of LAX to do the “Merv Griffin Show.” I have a lot of wonderful memories of both Duffys’ what a talented family and what a great loss to the music world now that they are gone.

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